2017 Richmond Spiders Football Team
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2017 Richmond Spiders Football Team
2017 Richmond Spiders football
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2017 record6-5 (4-4 CAA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJeff Durden (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorAdam Braithwaite (1st season)
Home stadiumE. Claiborne Robins Stadium
(Capacity: 8,217)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Colonial Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 James Madison $^   8 0         14 1  
No. 11 Stony Brook ^   7 1         10 3  
No. 20 Elon ^   6 2         8 4  
No. 12 New Hampshire ^   5 3         9 5  
Delaware   5 3         7 4  
Richmond   4 4         6 5  
Towson   3 5         5 6  
Villanova   3 5         5 6  
Maine   3 5         4 6  
Albany   2 6         4 7  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 8  
William & Mary   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2017 Richmond Spiders football team represented the University of Richmond in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Russ Huesman and played their home games at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium. The Spiders were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.[1] They finished the season 6-5, 4-4 in CAA play to finish in sixth place.

Coaching change

Russ Huesman, who previously served as defensive coordinator for the Spiders from 2004-2008 including the Spiders' national championship year of 2008, returned to the program after serving as head coach at Chattanooga for eight seasons. He replaced Danny Rocco, who served as head coach of the Spiders for five seasons before taking the same position at Delaware.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1[a]7:00 p.m.at No. 3 Sam Houston State*No. 7ESPN3L 34-488,048
September 91:00 p.m.at Colgate*No. 9STADIUMW 20-176,994
September 162:00 p.m.Howard*No. 8CSN MA+W 68-218,217
September 236:00 p.m.ElonNo. 8
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
WTVR DT3L 33-368,217
October 73:00 p.m.No. 24 AlbanyNo. 14
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
NBCS WA+W 41-38 2OT8,217
October 144:00 p.m.at TowsonNo. 13FSGOW 23-35,768
October 213:30 p.m.at DelawareNo. 11CSL[2]L 35-42 2OT15,710
October 283:00 p.m.No. 22 Stony BrookdaggerNo. 19
  • Robins Stadium
  • Richmond, VA
CSL[2]L 24-278,217
November 41:00 p.m.at No. 20 VillanovaNNAAW 22-03,508
November 113:30 p.m.at No. 1 James MadisonMASN2L 13-2024,586
November 183:00 p.m.William & Mary
NBCS WAW 27-208,057
  1. ^ Game was originally scheduled for August 27, but postponed and relocated due to Hurricane Harvey.

Game summaries

at Sam Houston State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Spiders 6 14 7 7 34
No. 3 Bearkats 6 35 7 0 48

at Colgate

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 Spiders 0 7 0 13 20
Raiders 0 7 7 3 17

Howard

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 7 7 7 21
No. 8 Spiders 14 34 13 7 68

Elon

1 2 3 4 Total
Phoenix 6 13 7 10 36
No. 8 Spiders 7 7 12 7 33

Albany

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
No. 24 Great Danes 0 14 10 770 38
No. 14 Spiders 0 14 7 1073 41

at Towson

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Spiders 7 10 0 6 23
Tigers 0 0 0 3 3

at Delaware

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
No. 11 Spiders 7 7 14 070 35
Fightin' Blue Hens 14 7 0 777 42

Stony Brook

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Seawolves 7 10 3 7 27
No. 19 Spiders 7 3 7 7 24

at Villanova

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 3 5 14 0 22
No. 20 Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0

at James Madison

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 0 7 3 3 13
No. 1 Dukes 0 10 0 10 20

William & Mary

1 2 3 4 Total
Tribe 0 3 14 3 20
Spiders 0 7 13 7 27

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
STATS FCS 7 9 8 8 16 14 13 11 19 RV RV RV RV RV
Coaches 7 9 6-T 6 15 14 13 10 17 RV RV RV RV NR

References

  1. ^ "Seven Nationally-Ranked Programs Highlight 2017 Spiders Schedule". The Official Athletic Website of the University of Richmond. January 17, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b Washburn, Rob (August 18, 2017). "CAA PARTNERS WITH CBS SPORTS DIGITAL". Colonial Athletic Association. Retrieved 2017.

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